LG OLED Video Wall recognized at AV Technology Europe Awards 2018

The award-winning video wall is located at The Dubai Mall.
Updated 13 March 2018
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LG OLED Video Wall recognized at AV Technology Europe Awards 2018

The LG OLED Video Wall signage has been awarded under the category of “Best Use of Projection/Display Solutions” at the first ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018. The awards held in Amsterdam were dedicated to recognizing innovation and achievements in AV throughout end-user businesses.
Kevin Cha, president, LG Electronics, Middle East & Africa, said: “Digital signage industry today is paving way for unprecedented growth and creativity to create attractions that are a cut above the rest and our world record-breaking LG OLED Video Wall truly exemplifies LG’s commitment toward proactively contributing to this phenomenal evolution. We are extremely pleased to be associated with world-renowned partners on this exciting project which continues to create success stories further reaffirming an OLED era in the coming years.”
The award-winning video wall at The Dubai Mall was unveiled by Emaar Entertainment in August 2017 taking digital signage into a whole new realm and scoring a hat-trick of record titles, in partnership with LG: Largest OLED screen, highest resolution video wall and largest high-definition video wall.
The wall is 50-meters wide, with a wave-like configuration spanning two storys and is fully visible from the ground floor at The Dubai Mall, the world’s most visited retail destination.
LG OLED screens have resulted in superb images with the deepest possible blacks and life-like colors as well as wider viewing angles than conventional backlit displays.
The mega-sized video wall was created using 820 LG Open Frame OLED signage panels. All functions and the user interface were tailored to meet the venue’s specific requirements.
The use of LG’s Open Frame OLED signage at the Dubai Aquarium was particularly fitting because the curved form factor of the display follows the undulations of flowing water. The LG Open Frame OLED signage can be configured into both convex and concave curves in both landscape and portrait modes, blending into any public and private space.
The nomination for the award category was initiated by Dataton as part of the efforts to promote the video wall on an international platform.


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”